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Challenge Course Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Climbing Wall - Rockin' Wenesday! (Team Building Activities & Indoor Climbing Wall) Call ahead to register a group
Are you looking for a fun youth group activity that will help increase confidence, problem solving skills and provide a teambuilding experience? Climbing is an amazing activity for youth that not only builds physical strength but also helps navigate mental challenges both on and off the wall. Experienced staff will provide team building for your group. Great for youth groups, sports teams, scouts, clubs and family outings.  
Date: Wednesdays 
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Indoor Climbing Wall at the Main Educatio Building
Cost: $175 for groups of 15 or less (call to inquire about larger groups)
Ages: Almost All

Indoor Rock Climbing
Climbing offers a chance to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. Rock climbing is a true adventure sport. Beginners can learn about the sport, exercise, and have fun! Experienced climbers can come train and refine their skills. The Prairie Woods ELC instructors are here to help every climber reach new heights! Equipment will be provided. Meet at the PWELC Main Building.
*Registration required for each session*
Dates: 2023
Tuesday, September 12

Thursday, September 28
Thursday, October 12
Tuesday, October 24
Thursday, November 9
Tuesday, November 21
Tuesday, December 12

Thursday, December 21
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Indoor Climbing Wall at the Main Education Building

Cost: $10 per climber for each class
Ages: k-12th Grade

Environmental Education Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Intro to Cross Country Skiing
Ages: 2nd grade and older
Don’t let the snow keep you inside all winter long. Come learn the basics of cross country skiing. Then hit the trails to practice your new skills. Instruction and equipment provided. (Meet at main building)
Date: Tuesday, January 30th
Time: 4:00-5:30
Cost: $10

PWELC Extravaganza
Ages: 1st grade and older
Get outside and explore this winter! Hit the trails and have an adventure on the skinny skis or Scandinavian Kicksleds. Learn some winter survival skills. Then we will come inside to finish the day at the indoor climbing wall. Meet at main building. *must bring own lunch & snack*
Date: Monday, January 15th and Monday, February 19th (register separately)
Time: 8:00-4:00pm
Cost: $40/person

Ages: Everyone!
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow. Celebrate winter at PWELC with fun outdoor activities for everyone in the family including snowshoeing, cross country skiing, Scandinavian kicksleds, and fat tire bikes. Indoors, warm up by the fire, learn about some winter hobbies and try your hand at the climbing wall.
No Pre-Registration Necessary
Date: Sunday, February 11th
Time: 1-4:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person, $20 max per family

Earth Day Celebration…Everyone
Open to all
Come CELEBRATE EARTH DAY a fun and educational experience for the whole family. Booths, exhibits, and activities offer information about water quality, energy efficiency, land management, and much more.
Enjoy entertainment, kid activities and information about “greening” your life.
No pre-registration necessary.
Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: Free

Time Travel Programs - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

Story Hour at the Pioneer Cabin
Ages: K-3rd Graders
Come to the Pioneer Cabin at Prairie Woods! Dress as a pioneer and listen to a story about the Ingalls family and what pioneer life was like. We will take a page out of the book and do an activity that Laura did. It will be a new book and activity each time. Kids, ask your parents if they want to come too! (meet at the Pioneer Cabin on the Farm Site)
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19
          Thursday, Oct. 26
          Tuesday, Nov. 14
          Thursday, Dec. 7
Time: 4:00- 5:15 pm
Cost: $6.50 per child/session (adults free)

Shooting Sports - Must pre-register for all classes - Call 320-354-5894

After School Archery
Ages: 4th grade and up  
It is a lot of fun learning and practicing the skill of archery. We will be using compound bows to improve our skills. All while aiming to have a great time. (meet at farmsite)
 Date: 2024 TBD
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Cost: $15/person/session or $30 total for all 3 sessions

MN DNR Firearm Safety Field Day for online Course.
This class is the required field day for youth that have completed the MN DNR firearm Safety Online Class.
Date: 2024 TBD
Time: 7am - 4pm
Cost: $7.50

Youth Sporting Clay & .22 Shoot - Sponsored by Pheasants Forever.
Ages: 11-16
This is a great oppourtunity to shoot for the 1st time OR improve your already existing shooting skills. Safe gun handling instruction will be included in this class. Firearms, Shells, and targets will be provided. You may bring your own 12 or 20ga shotgun. Hotdog dinner to follow program (Meet at Westby shooting range)
Date: 2024 TBD
Time: 9am-Noon
Cost: $5

MDHA FORKHORN I CAMP (Day Camp format)
Camp is open to 11-15 year olds.
This camp is designed to teach beginning hunting skills. It will provide extensive hands-on instruction in basic safety and shooting techniques for rifle, shotgun, and archery. It will also include classes on Whitetail deer ecology, outdoor survival skills, and Hunters ethics along with traditional camp activities like canoeing and rock climbing.MN DNR Firearm Safety Certification included.
Dates: 2024 TBD
Monday - Thursday hours will be 9:00-4:00
Friday 9:00-12:00 (range day)
Cost: $350

BIRTHDAY PARTIES....Everyone with a special birthday deserves a special get-together.
Let Prairie Woods help you create great birthday party memories.

Check out our birthday themes:

Indoor Climbing Wall, Archery, Nature Scavenger Hunt, Pioneer Cabin, XC ski, snowshoe, canoeing or ??   Give us a call!

Forget the hassle of cleaning up your house before (and after) the party.   Let us help! 
For a 2 hour event, staff provides 1 1/2 hours of programming with the final 1/2 hour for you to open presents and/or eat.
Costs start at $115 for up to 12 children.

Please call for more details. 320-354-5894